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Visiting Nungnung Waterfall in Bali

As far as waterfalls go, Bali is a dreamland. There are countless hidden jungle cascades waiting to be discovered, and we spent a good portion of our time looking for them. Nungnung Waterfall is definitely one of the more well known waterfalls in the area, and we can say that even with all the hype, we were impressed. We visited Bali during rainy season, which unfortunately meant that most waterfalls were off limits to swimming. With large rains occurring every day, the rivers sometimes bring down large trees and it is dangerous to get caught under a waterfall if one ...
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Ultimate Guide to the Bali Twin Lakes

After a first couple of days in Ubud and Canguu, we were ready for a change of pace. We decided on a whim to head north into the mountains to visit the Tamblingan and Buyan Bali Twin Lakes. Within less than two hours, we were transported into a whole new world. We’ve come to realize that we’re mountain people at heart. So when we started to climb in elevation and the temperatures started to drop, we breathed in a heavy sigh of relief. We took a taxi from Canguu and the drive up was one of the prettiest landscapes I ...
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Ubud and Canguu: Is This Authentic Bali?

We spent a little over two days in each Ubud and Canguu. From everything I had read and heard about the two towns on the island of Bali, I thought it was going to be the most magical place on the planet. A dream land of ancient culture, beautiful temples, and exotic food. I was expecting to be amazed. We were not. A lot of factors went into our disappointment. The number one reason was the fair amount of people who treat Bali as a vacation or holiday. Bali seems to be the new ultra-trendy destination to be seen traveling ...
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Review: Restaurants in Ubud, Bali

There are a wide variety of restaurants in Ubud, Bali and no shortage of choices. It seems every other storefront is a restaurant with someone beckoning you to come inside. I have mixed feelings about the food in Ubud. Although I was disappointed with the lack of culture and authenticity in Ubud as a whole, there were still some great places that we ended up eating at. And even though the food in Ubud didn't seem very Indonesian, I can't say I didn't enjoy most of my meals. If you're looking for more reflections on our time spent in Ubud ...
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Where to Stay in Ubud, Bali: Nyoman Villa

When we were choosing where to stay in Ubud, Bali there were so many options. It was a tad overwhelming to say the least! We spent hours looking through pictures of villa after villa to find the perfect fit for us...and I was so nervous that it would be awful when we actually showed up. We finally settled on Villa Nyoman Bisma, and I'm so glad we did. As far as where to stay in Ubud, Bali, this was a serious dream. With it's own private pool looking into a jungle garden, a poolside cabana, and a large open floorplan ...
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Away from the Beach: 6 Best Hikes in Nicaragua

Mostly known for surf resorts and beach towns, Nicaragua might not be known as a place with gorgeous hiking options. I can say though without a doubt, that there are some fantastic hikes in Nicaragua. These hikes in Nicaragua are spread out all over the country, and the northern region of the country offers up views that most tourists will never see. With the exception of the volcano hikes on Ometepe that a guide is mandatory, all hikes are free with the option to hire a guide if wanted. The wild thing about hikes in Nicaragua...they are all seriously so ...
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